Everybody loves the elegance of Sherle Wagner. But if you don’t live in Dallas, Houston, LA, New York City or Miami – you may not have the luxury of walking through a Sherle Wagner showroom on a whim. That’s where I come in…. to take you on a visual tour through the Dallas showroom; it is too good not to share. Sherle Wagner incorporates extraordinary beauty into the utilitarian fixtures of household life, making mundane towel bars, basins, bathtubs, plumbing fixtures more appealing with precious metals, Italian marble, and polished stone. [Read more…] about Sherle Wagner for Luxury Bath
Bejewel Your Home With Crystal Accessories
I have been selling the gemstone lamps and crystal accessories like crazy! Apparently I’m not the only one who loves them. Here are the latest:Gorgeous quartz chunk, great for table top, can be mounted to an acrylic base. [Read more…] about Bejewel Your Home With Crystal Accessories
Ammonites In Interior Design
Ammonites are long extinct pieces of history that make gorgeous decorative statements in both traditional and contemporary rooms.
The Ammonites survived several mass extinctions during the 330 million years they lived on Earth. The end of the Cretaceous Period (65 million years ago) was also the end for these cephalopods- history fans, take note! Ammonites are found as fossils in most countries throughout the world. The name comes from the shell’s appearance: it resembles a ram’s horn.
What we now see is only the shell of the ammonite. The ammonite lived in the larger opening at the end of the shell, which acted as protection and enabled the ammonite to regulate its body pressure as it moved through different depths of water.
Lots of good lore about ammonite: all seem to attribute prosperity, health and good luck to the fossils. They are considered to be protective stones that give stability and structure to a person’s life, are also said to change negativity into smoothly flowing energy. Ammonites are symbolic of the higher forces of the universe and their shape is said to attract and store wealth. Feng Shui believers consider ammonite to be high energy stones that enhance the vitality, harmony, prosperity, and overall well-being of occupants and visitors of a home.
Whether you like them for their beauty or for their “meaning”, they are fascinating relics, jewels of the earth.
This ammonite is cut and polished to expose its colorful chambers, a beautiful table accessory, 7 3/4″ high:
This pair of custom lamps incorporate a gorgeous matching pair of polished whole ammonites, artfully mixing ancient history with contemporary design:
All of these ammonites can be yours! If you have any questions and are interested in purchasing any of them, contact us.
The lucky daughter of a client will be getting this tomorrow for a Christmas surprise….. it is very large and very fabulous!
Somebody else will be receiving this incredible custom designed Courtney Price Design lamp…. and will be so excited!
And one very surprised person will be getting this for his office…he will love it.
Wishing all a Merry Christmas, filled with magic, wonder, love and surprises…
A Historical Context for Gemstones for the Home
Everyone is attracted to gemstones. Crystals, stones and talismans have fascinated mankind for centuries. They have been used as ornamentation and as symbols of wealth and power for thousands of years. Such crystals were valued for more than their beauty- they each had a sacred meaning. In ancient cultures their healing properties were as important as their ability to adorn.
Ancient Egyptians placed a mystical value on crystals and chose stones carefully for various properties of protection or healing both in life and the afterlife. Healing stones and protective amulets were part of their daily lives.
Crystals have been found in ancient graves, indicating that ancient man placed a special significance on them. It is believed that these crystals would insure safe passage into the next world. In ancient Greece, hematite was used as protection for soldiers in battle.
Fast forward to the Victorian days, when the men of means wore pocket watches with fobs attached, with carefully chosen jewels such as citrine for its properties to gain & maintain wealth, amethyst for its healing calming properties, and tigers eye or onyx for their protective properties.
Which brings us to today, where jewels for the home are increasingly sought after in stylish homes. We adorn our homes in jewels by way of light fixtures (see rock crystal chandelier and amethyst lamps), or other creative bejeweled accessories. Some people still believe in the properties of various stones and crystals, while others just appreciate the sparkle and comfort that the jewels bring to their rooms.
If you are in search of any particular gemstones, minerals or fossils for decorative purposes and I can be of any assistance let me know. We custom design lamps and accessories around the gemstone treasures.